my best of 2018

2018 was one for the Hailame and Hannah Tua’one memory book! Our life took so many unexpected turns and changes, and in the moment, it was a little scary, but looking back, we are exactly where we are needing to be, and we are so thankful!

Here are a few of my favorites from 2018….

January

New Years in Page, AZ.

Not the best place to celebrate NYE if you don’t drink (which we don’t). We spent NYE in our hotel room with dinner purchased from the local food market and spent New Years Day hiking and driving around beautiful Northern Arizona!

February

Decided to look into IVF.

Meeting with Infertility Doctor’s is a extremely vulnerable place to be in. Both Hailame and I were very humbled by the situation, and have a greater respect for those who have been successful with IVF.

March

Day trip to Lake Mead and Hoover Dam.

April

Infertility Awareness Month

Shared my thoughts here

May

Turned 28.

First trip to NOLA (New Orleans, LA)

June

Decided stop pursing IVF and look into adoption.

Tua’one family activities!

July

Went to California with Hailame’s brother’s family.

Announced to all our family and friends that we are adopting!

August

Hintze Family activities!

September

Hailame turns 39.

Blessed to find a baby to adopt! (baby due in May!)

October

Four Year Anniversary.

November

Adoption Yard Sale (I regret not taking more pictures!)

December

Family Christmas festivities

It’s a girl!

We are humbled by the many blessings and experiences we had in 2018 and we are excited to see what 2019 has in store for us!

love, hannah jane

How I Halloween.

If you know me, you know the picture below is a big deal!

This is the first time in our marriage of 4 years that we coordinated a costume, or even dressed up for Halloween.

Halloween

Best Walmart purchase I’ve made in a long time.

I am not a big Halloween person.. I’m more of an October person.

Scary Movies… no way, I’m good with Hocus Pocus.

Reese’s Pumpkins….ABSOLUTELY!

Haunted Corn Maze/Houses/Psych Wards/Anything Scary… no thank you.

Caramel Candies….YES!!

Pumpkin carving.. Yes I’ll do it, but I’m not a regular carver.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!….YES!!!!

Fall Colors…I would be all for the month being longer!

Dressing up… Only if I’m obligated to.

Sweatshirts… not as common in sunny St. George but I’m all for them.

I imagine that I’ll “Halloween” more when I have a cute baby to dress up of my own, because that sounds like so much more fun!

Tuaone Halloween

2018 Leniola Tua’one Halloween Party… I forgot to grab my costume for the picture!  I’m so out of practice!!!!

However, if by some chance, I do ever become a true “Halloween-er” (is that the correct term?)… I’ve now seen the standard in which I’ll be aspiring to.

The hubby’s parents.

Nola and Leni

#relationshipgoals #parentgoals #grandparentgoals

 

The Mask of Zorro and Elena.  Amazing, right?!?

Happy Halloween!… Goodbye October… Hello THANKSGIVING!

love, hannah jane

 

Happy Birthday Baby Tupou!

Dear Baby Tupou,

Today is your 1st birthday, Happy Birthday!

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In the one year you have been alive, you have done more for our baby yearning hearts than you will ever know.

I still remember the moment I knew you and I were going to be kindred spirits!  It was a simple moment, not one that many would recognize as being life changing, but for me, it was special.

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Kindred Spirits

It was during a musical we were watching that Big Tupou was performing in.  We were hanging out during the intermission, and I asked your Mom if I could hold you, and the second I held you in my arms and you looked at me with the biggest smile and I knew right then and there you and I were going to be kindred spirits.

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We love you Marty, Leesee, Tally and Maile!

We are so thankful to your parents for giving us opportunities and time to take you with us go to play, swim and even go camping!  We’ve had so much fun traveling with you and your family to Louisiana, family reunions, and California including DISNEYLAND!

Time spent with you has been healing for our hearts that yearn to be parents every day.  We want so badly to be parents, and when we spend time with you, just the three of us, we get a small glimpse at how excited we are to have our own little family one day.

Your pure excitement you show when we put you in your car seat to go out with us is our favorite thing to see.

Watching your little body burst with joy when we take you swimming and falling asleep on the way home to your parents after a busy day of playing with us melts our hearts every time.

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Thank you for loving us, cause we sure do love you!

We look forward to watching you grow and learn!  But please stay little a little longer 🙂

Tell your parents you need to come to St. George so we can go play some more!!… Your parents and sisters can come too….I know your Mom would love a weekend getaway in sunny St. George!

We love you Tupou!  Happy Birthday!

Love, Us

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